Formative Assessments

In Leverage Leadership 2.0, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo says that lesson plans are meaningless until we define how we’ll assess the student learning. In that case, a core piece of ensuring high quality planning is locking in effective daily and weekly formative assessments. Too often, curriculum plans and assessment writers are totally separate. This is a top pitfall in planning for effective instruction, and it can limit effectiveness of even the most well written curriculum. Without clarity on and alignment to the rigor of the assessment, you risk every teacher interpreting the rigor of the curriculum differently.

TIL Formative Assessment is based on the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo in Leverage Leadership 2.0 and trains leaders how to guide their teachers to craft rigorous and aligned daily and weekly assessments that will support analysis of student mastery and gaps, and how to coach their teachers to master the skills of assessment writing and analysis to ensure their continuous improvement in designing formative assessments.

If you want similar gains for your students, contact your local ESC to learn more about joining a TIL Formative Assessments Cohort.

Trainings at ESCs

This training is offered by Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs.)

Region 1: Edinburg

Region 2: Corpus Christi

Region 3: Victoria

Region 4: Houston

Region 5: Beaumont

Region 6: Huntsville

Region 7: Kilgore

Region 8: Mount Pleasant

Region 9: Wichita Falls

Region 10: Richardson

Region 11: Fort Worth

Region 12: Waco

Region 13: Austin

Region 14: Abilene

Region 15: San Angelo

Region 16: Amarillo

Region 17: Lubbock

Region 18: Midland

Region 19: El Paso

Region 20: San Antonio

Click on your Regional Education Service Center (map) to view contact information.

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